Paul Scriven.Councillor Sheffield City Council 2000 -2012, Managing Partner Scriven Consulting,Former Leader, Sheffield City.Paul Scriven has a solid background in public sector management and policy formulation. He also hasextensive experience in working with public sector organisations to improve their effectiveness,productivity and outcomes to customers.Paul represented the Broomhill Ward in the City of Sheffield, from 2000 as a Councillor been reelectedthree times and did so until May 2012. He was elected as Leader of the Liberal Democratcouncillors in 2002. He became the Leader of the Council in 2008 a position he held until 2011.He is a champion of personalisation in the public sector, giving individual customers’ choice over theservices they use and also co-produce. Doing this increases both efficiency and productivity in thepublic sector.He has been a great advocate of “community budgeting” and working with new and innovativemodels of public service delivery based around people and community, not organisational boundary.Paul has a track record of enhancing the green spaces and” liveability “of the City. Through Paul'sleadership a more local approach to the development of the City has also been implemented, whichhas ensured that a more local and liveable City is achieved through the “community assemblymodel”Paul also innovated in the criminal justice system to introduce community justice panels in Sheffield.These have proved very successful and brought down reoffending rates from 36% to less than 3%.Paul also has a focus on public sector reform, moving away from old organisational boundaries andworking on innovation to get the right services for communities and individuals.He also has strong background in looking to improve economic performance and resilience of cities.Moving Sheffield from been the “least friendly” place to do business to the” most friendly” in justthree years.To achieve some of these successes Paul established and chaired the Sheffield Executive Board.Members include the key chief executives of organisations in the City, including the Police, Fire,Council, Health, Universities, colleges, private businesses and voluntary services and CreativeSheffield Limited (The Inward Investment and Economic Development Company for Sheffield). Hewas a leading member of the Sheffield City Region Forum and Local Enterprise Partnership for thewhole of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. (The economic bodies for a region of 3.5 million people).
Paul also worked with the Public School of Government in Malaysia (INTAN) on improving publicservice delivery in Malaysia. He also works with the Thailand Tourist Authority on how to market andpromote Thailand Tourism to the West. He also has worked with the City of Yiwu, in China. Workingto market Yiwu as the place to do business in China, for those investors from the West.His consulting company, Scriven Consulting, works with two large international organisations withinthe UK (KPMG & Carillion PLC) around developing ideas and services for the public sector. He worksto bring “thought leadership” to the organisations and works to shape their future strategy for thepublic sector markets. Paul also works on individual projects. These have included assetmanagement, economic development; bring public sector organisations together to establishcustomer focused services and also educational transformationPaul brings real thought leadership to the areas of productivity, asset management and use, newmodels of working with the social enterprise sector, localism and innovative public service provision.Through this work Paul works with a number of public sector organisations including localauthorities, health service, Fire, education and police.He has sat on a number of national working groups at Government level to deal with localgovernment finance and changing the way local government does business.At a national level he on a party political basis advises the UK Deputy Prime Minister on politicalissues around public sector service and reforms.Paul’s career began in the National Health Service. He was selected as one of only three people inthe Yorkshire area to be fast-tracked to senior National Health Service management. After two yearstraining at York District Hospital and Warwick Business School, he went on to become one of theyoungest hospital managers in the UK, running a specialist hospital in the West Midlands. Paul thenspent a number of years managing a range of National Health Service hospitals, community anddoctors ‘services.He then moved into the private sector company to assist a PLC’s move into the health care industry.Paul also set up and owns his own tourism business in 2005 and was named as one of the topbusiness people in Yorkshire aged younger than 42, in his first year of trading.Away from business and work Paul enjoys time with friends and good food and wine. He walks in thePeak district and when time allows spends time in the gym. He has a love for travel, especial SouthEast Asia. He also is a supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club.